Go Away Sickness, I’ve Got Plans!

After a solid 11 hours of sleep, I woke up this morning feeling much better and with a fever of only one degree higher than normal!

 

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This is fantastic because…

 

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The Jingle Bell 5K is today!! I know, I know. You guys are probably thinking more rest is in order, and I agree. However, there are several reasons why I’m thinking about running the race anyway:

  1. I feel better than I did yesterday!
  2. I had to drop out of the race last year
  3. The race is only 5 minutes away from my house – on foot
  4. The start time is at 1:00 pm

Yesterday involved little movement. At work, I was actually thankful no one stopped in to inquire about the gym. Once I picked up my race packet and headed home, I remained horizontal for the rest of the night watching VH1’s Entourage marathon. I tried walking Niko <—bad idea. I tried doing laundry <—bad idea. Ergo, I gave in and gave my body what it was loudly requesting –>REST! <—good idea 😉

Plus, my appetite was no where to be found yesterday!! It was craziness. And every time I did eat a little something, I experienced more stomach pain.

 

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I wanted nothing more than to demolish this Fresh Market Vegetarian Pizza!!!

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I didn’t get very far…

Luckily, my stomach troubles didn’t get in the way of the husband’s birthday on Friday.

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While Shane was at work, I was up to birthday mischief!

I think this is his favorite present I’ve ever gotten him. Ever.

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He’s thanked me at least 10 times this weekend. It’s the G25 wheel and clutch/shifter for car games.

Fast forward 5 hours of Shane playing Need for Speed, and it was wine time!

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We caught the very last rays from the sun as it was heading toward the west.

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No, Niko! That’s my wine!

Clarabelle always gives us the stinkeye when she’s the only one not on the back patio.

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After having one small pour on the patio, I took Shane to a little wine cafe here in town called, A Renee’s.

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They have a wine shop attached to it – my favorite wine shop – and this year they opened a cafe!

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While there, we split a cab franc and a petite syrah.

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I loved the syrah! I must buy a bottle soon!

For dinner, we headed to Baxter’s, Shane’s favorite steak restaurant here in town.

 

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It’s a pretty snazzy restaurant located next to the airport.

 

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This is where my stomach started talking to me. However, it didn’t stop me from eating a roll and a half and ordering the only vegetarian thing on the menu:

 

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Salad – imagine that! 😉 It was a delicious salad with apple and smoked gouda, though.

By this point, I wanted nothing more than to end the night with some half caff coffee.

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The perfect way to finish off an indulgent night!

I’m sure glad my sickness waited until the end of the night to rear its ugly head. The weather also did a 180! On Friday it was in the 70’s and today, the high is only 40 something… That will sure make for a collllld run this afternoon! Better bundle up 😀 And after the run, my family is coming up for another birthday celebration for Shane! Hear that sickness? Go away, I’ve got plans 😀

Hey…I think that’s my appetite!! Better go test it out with some breakfast 🙂

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13 Responses

  1. Sounds like you’ve thought it through and are making a good decision – Good luck on the 5K!

  2. Good luck on the 5k. Go for it!
    I love Syrah, too. It’s my favorite kind of wine.

  3. Aw you’re a good present-giver 😉 Ok for some reason I thought the thermometer was a pregnancy test & I was VERY confused. Have fun running & hope you feel ok!!

  4. A race that starts in the afternoon… .that’s just awesome!

    Good luck if you decide to run it! Just don’t push yourself… :p

  5. Sorry you have been sick. Ihave been too alll week.:(

    All the best on 5k. You are always good at listening to your body so I know you will be fine.

  6. I just saw your tweet about the 5K PR – looks like that sickness held off for just a little while. The rest must’ve done the trick 🙂

  7. Yum FM Veggie Pizza!! So nice to see you and Shane at the race today! Congrats on your time!! 🙂

  8. So funny- I thought that first picture was a pregnancy test hahahha. I was like well then. I hope you’re feeling better and were able to run your race. Way to do it up for the man’s birthday! Sounds like Shane and Josh have a lot in common. The veg pizza looks so good too

  9. Girl, if your temperature is like that, I should definitely think you’re safe for a 5k. I hope that you rocked it!

    What a gorgeous birthday celebration for your man 🙂

  10. Hope you had a great race today!!

  11. Hope the race went well? I also hope you are feeling better 🙂

    What a great birthday night you guys had….I love birthdays…and wine 😉

    xxoo

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